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Re: Eeschema selection


OK, I tried a bunch of things out.  None of them were terribly satisfactory.

Bolding sounded good, but turned out to be even less noticeable than the brightening.

The yellow "drop-shadow" looked good on unfilled symbols, but was completely unnoticeable on symbols with a background fill (which defaults to yellow).  It also doesn’t scale well, being hard to see when zoomed out.

I also tried red (cross-probe colour) and magenta (brightening colour) drop-shadows, but they tend to blend with the different item foreground colours giving inconsistent effects.

The best I could come up with (and it’s not great) is a “drop shadow” made with the item’s hue and a fixed saturation and lightness.


> On 25 Jul 2019, at 23:11, Jeff Young <jeff@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Oh, hey, I like the bold idea.  Did you try it out?  (I can if not….)
>> On 25 Jul 2019, at 21:02, Seth Hillbrand <seth@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 2019-07-19 19:03, Jeff Young wrote:
>>> I’ve been thinking of using the magenta colour for both net
>>> highlighting and cross-probing, and then using the bright red we use
>>> today for cross-probing for selection.  This does mean that selections
>>> would no longer have differentiated colours within (between
>>> components, wires, etc.), but I think might work better than the
>>> not-very-noticeable state we have today.
>> I toyed with this a bit and I'm not a huge fan.  Turns out I actually use the color differences for context when working.
>> What do you think about darkening + bold (say width * 1.2)?
>> -Seth
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